Live 7 database disk image is malformed, corrupt index

  • Liveバージョン: 7
  • オペレーティングシステム: ALL


The error message 'Database disk image is malformed, corrupt index' shows up, while e.g.:

  • record enabling tracks
  • installing Live Packs
  • saving presets to the Library
  • accessing the Library
  • saving a Live Set
  • exporting (audio, video, MIDI, etc…)


Close Live and delete all files in this folder:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Cache\Index\
  • Windows VISTA/Windows 7: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Cache\Index\
  • Mac OS X: Macintosh HD:/Users/[username]/Library/Caches/Ableton/Index/

Start Live. The index will be rebuilt.

Additional Information

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further informations how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.